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- DescriptionW.H. Auden said of Tennyson that 'he had the finest ear, perhaps, of any English poet'. Many readers have relished his opulent word-music, but less simply admiring critics have sometimes regarded that marvellous verbal gift with something like suspicion - as though it were merely a matter of beautifully empty words, or worse, a distracting screen under which to pass off disreputable Victorian values. In this close, attentive study, Seamus Perry returns to the extraordinary language of Tennyson's verse, and finds in the intricacies of his greatest poetry, t an evasion of responsibilities, but rather the memorably intricate expression of hesitancies and honest doubts - including doubts, t least, about the claims and responsibilities of his own art. Covering the range of the long career, Perry describes the rich life of Tennyson's lyrical imagination, exploring in turn its complex and paradoxical fascinations with recurrence, progress, narrative, and loss.
- Author BiographySeamus Perry is a Fellow and Tutor in English at Balliol College, Oxford. Before this he taught at the University of Glasgow. He has written widely on nineteenth and twentieth century poetry and literary thought and is also editor of the quarterly journal Essays in Criticism.
- Author(s)Seamus Perry
- PublisherNorthcote House Publishers Ltd
- Date of Publication01/09/2004
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Series TitleWriters & Their Work S.
- Place of PublicationTavistock
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintNorthcote House Publishers Ltd
- Content Note1 port.
- Width135 mm
- Height216 mm
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